Scoop Stretcher(redirected from clamshell)
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A litter, equipped with wheels, used for transporting patients. Synonym: gurney
A stretcher made of metal or strong synthetic material in which a patient is placed so he or she can be securely extracted by Emergency Medical Services from an accident or otherwise inaccessible site. The stretcher may also be lifted by ropes. Synonym: Stokes stretcher
A metal stretcher that is hinged along its long axis and designed to be split so that it can be placed on both sides of the patient and then reassembled to lift the patient. Synonym: scoop stretcher
A type of stretcher, also known as the Army type, composed of folding cloth or canvas supported by poles.
scoop stretcherOrthopedic stretcher.
A type of stretcher made from a wooden board or strong synthetic material used to secure patients with spinal trauma to prevent movement and possible paralysis; also called a long backboard.
split-frame (scoop) stretcher
A metal stretcher that can be split down the middle, slid under a patient, and reconnected. This device is used for moving patients from narrow spaces but is not designed for spinal immobilization.